ConfigMgr and Intune Feedback

It’s a DevOps world, and that means the pace of change is only going to keep accelerating. But what direction is that change going to take? You are the biggest part of that answer.

 

Feedback Driven Change

The ConfigMgr and Intune teams are laser focused on customer feedback and data to drive decision making. We see evidence of that in every single major release and minor technical preview. Participating in the processes means that you help shape Continue reading “ConfigMgr and Intune Feedback”

Recast Query Tool simplifies ConfigMgr data retrieval

The Recast Query Tool is an exciting new feature in Recast RCT Enterprise 1.1 which extends the Query node in the ConfigMgr console.  The new Query Tool lets users avoid some of the shortcomings of the console’s built-in functionality and adds useful features.
Take a look at this short video to get the full overview of all the new and improved features you receive with the Recast Query Tool:

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Deploying .NET Framework 4.5.2 as a ConfigMgr Application

Deploying .NET Framework 4.5.2 as a Package/Program has always been a possibility, and now it can even be deployed with Software Update Management as a feature pack. But, since the .NET Framework’s only purpose is to support other applications, it makes a lot of sense to be able to deploy it using the Application Model in Configuration Manager. This means the .NET Framework can be defined as a prerequisite for another application. Having .NET Framework 4.5.2 ready to go as an application means any requirement can be covered .NET Framework 4 or above.

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The offline installer can be downloaded here from Microsoft.

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Be Proactive in 2015: Three Significant Opportunities for Success or Failure

The three biggest IT challenges for 2015 are all things you can start today, so there’s no excuse when you get asked about them a year for now.

We know the pace of change is accelerating, and looking ahead at 2015 there is reason to expect that to stop.  As we start a new year we get an excellent opportunity to leave behind the business practices that have not served us well. It is time to seriously work to cut the boat anchors slowing us down and try to build a fast and capable ship that our customers are proud to be associated with. Sooner or later, the organizations whose IT shops look like junkers from last century will decide to bypass them entirely if they can’t provide useful services or respond to their changing business needs. IT will no longer be able get away being a boat anchor on the business.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder Webinar Q&A

During the last Now Micro and Secunia sponsored webinar, our hosts, Nash Pherson and Ryan Ephgrave, got so many requests during their recent webinar, that we decided to put the most popular questions together into one post to share with everyone!

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Now Micro’s Nash Pherson Awarded Microsoft MVP Award

Now Micro’s Nash Pherson has been honored with the 2014 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award.

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Nash Pherson, Senior Systems Consultant at Now Micro, has been recognized as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Enterprise Client Management.

Microsoft’s annual award recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Along with only 10 other awardees in the nation, Nash Pherson represents a highly select group of experts. Microsoft MVP’s are expert community leaders who share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to the community. MVPs’ efforts contribute to the industry’s success by sharing their knowledge and experiences and providing objective feedback—they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities.

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How to Protect Your Business From the “XPocalypse”

Support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. Don’t let your PC go unprotected. Now Micro offers tips for protecting your organization’s security as Windows XP approaches end of life on April 8, 2014.

Microsoft Windows XPAs Windows XP approaches end of life on April 8, 2014, organizations throughout the world are feeling the effects. Technical assistance will no longer be available, including security updates that protect personal computers.

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Giving Feedback on Microsoft Connect for ConfigMgr 2012

Help Yourself, Help the Community

As a consultant focused on helping organizations be more effective and efficient systems managers, one key principal I teach is to participate in the community. One of the major selling points of ConfigMgr is the community that comes with running a product that manages half of all managed devices on the planet. A key aspect of this community is sharing the most valuable thing a person has to offer: feedback.

During ConfigMgr 2012 engagements, every time I see pain and frustration about the way the product works or with a bug, I work with my customers to help them feel ownership for getting it resolved. If you are feeling pain, it is likely someone else is too, so why not check with the community for a solution?

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